The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 107 98 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Contract jobs citing Games 12 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.52% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the General category 1.38% 1.38% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Median daily rate £463 £355 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.28% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £291 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £375 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-77.50% +220.00%
Games
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
868 1084 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.33% 44.07% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 511 438
Median daily rate £380 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 16
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £38.60 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.16%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 5 £465 - 1
Maidenhead 0 3 £550 +88.84% 4
Newbury - 2 £375 -
Wokingham - 1 £288 -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Marketing
2 5 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) Validation
3 4 (20.00%) Streaming Video
3 4 (20.00%) IPTV
3 4 (20.00%) MPEG
3 4 (20.00%) RIP
3 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) OSPF
3 4 (20.00%) BGP
3 4 (20.00%) DTV
3 4 (20.00%) Adobe
3 4 (20.00%) Apple
3 4 (20.00%) Silverlight
3 4 (20.00%) Video Processing
3 4 (20.00%) Video on Demand
4 3 (15.00%) Tektronix
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Video Content Ingestion
4 3 (15.00%) Telnet
4 3 (15.00%) DOCSIS
4 3 (15.00%) DRM
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) SNMP
4 3 (15.00%) Unix
4 3 (15.00%) SSH
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Documentum
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) BGP
1 4 (20.00%) OSPF
1 4 (20.00%) RIP
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) DOCSIS
2 3 (15.00%) MPLS
2 3 (15.00%) SNMP
2 3 (15.00%) SSH
2 3 (15.00%) Telnet
2 3 (15.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Developer
1 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Games Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Scrum Master
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) 3D Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (5.00%) CRM Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Fraud Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Integration Developer
3 1 (5.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (5.00%) IPTV Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Java Games Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
3 1 (5.00%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
2 1 (5.00%) Spring
2 1 (5.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (5.00%) WDK
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) DTV
1 4 (20.00%) IPTV
1 4 (20.00%) MPEG
1 4 (20.00%) Streaming Video
1 4 (20.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
2 2 (10.00%) STB
2 2 (10.00%) Xbox
3 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) Validation
3 4 (20.00%) Video Processing
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) DRM
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Video Content Ingestion
5 2 (10.00%) ATDD
5 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (10.00%) Feature Driven Development
5 2 (10.00%) Global Marketing
5 2 (10.00%) Kanban
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) User Stories
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
1 1 (5.00%) C#
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (5.00%) R
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Adobe
1 4 (20.00%) Apple
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Tektronix
3 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow